West Des Moines, Iowa — Homesteaders Life Company, a national leader in pre-need funeral funding,
held its national sales meeting and recognition banquet last week in Dallas, Texas. During the event, the
company recognized account executives for providing exceptional service and delivering results for their
funeral home customers.

Senior Account Executive Jake Sale (Central Region) was named the Graham J. Cook Account
Executive of the Year. The award recognizes the account executive who best exhibits the qualities
required to provide superior support to funeral home customers. Sale joined Homesteaders’ team in 2001
as the first account executive serving customers in Wisconsin.

“Jake is an invaluable member of our sales team,” said Dan Lodermeier, Homesteaders’ VP-Field Sales.
“He really is the complete package – a skilled salesman, marketer, customer service representative and
friend. The funeral home customers in his territory know they can count on him to be a trusted resource,
someone who is committed to their success.”

Sale was also recognized as the Central Region Account Executive of the Year and won a prestigious
Territory Development Award. Several other Homesteaders account executives were honored during the
event, including:

Bill Fisher (East Region)
• Positive Attitude Award
• Commitment Award

Bob Mollenkopf (East Region)
• East Region Account Executive of the Year

Brianne Niedermyer (Home Office Region)
• Home Office Region Account Executive of the Year

Jeff Evans (Central Region)
• Territory Management Award

Jessica Schulz (West Region)
• PartnerPointsÒ Service Award

Joan Schoborg (Home Office Region)
• Territory Development Award

R.D. Monson (East Region)
• Territory Development Award
• Daniel M. Voecks Award

Steve Byhre (West Region)
• West Region Account Executive of the Year
• Territory Development Award Home Office Region
• Region of the Year

Since 1992, the Homesteaders account executive program has helped the company provide top-quality
service and business support to its funeral home customers. This program is part of Homesteaders’
ongoing commitment to customer success and promoting the value of funeral service.

Homesteaders Life Company, a mutual company owned by its policy holders, is a national leader
providing products and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and
end-of-life expenses. Visit homesteaderslife.com to learn more.